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Jackson Browne Announces 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour in February With West Coast U.S. Dates

Jackson Browne Announces 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour in February With West Coast U.S. Dates


LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will launch his 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour with a February 23 concert in Santa Cruz, CA. Dates currently announced include eight in California, and shows in Phoenix, AZ and Thunder Bay, Ontario (Canada). Featuring Jackson on guitar and piano, his solo acoustic tours have long been hailed as fan favorites, pulling songs from the breadth of his entire repertoire.

The intimacy of these performances was captured on two live albums recorded during his U.S., U.K., and Australian tours--the GRAMMY®-nominated Jackson Browne--Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 (2005), and Jackson Browne--Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 (2008). Both are available on Jackson's independent label, Inside Recordings. In Rolling Stone'sfour-star review of Vol. 2 , Anthony DeCurtis wrote, "Between songs, Browne speaks about his life and music with moving candor...This is Browne at his best, engaging his audience, his own experiences and the world around him, all in songs that will not lose their resonance any time soon."

This 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour follows Jackson's 2010 Tourwith David Lindley, and release of Love Is Strange (Inside Recordings), a 2-CD live set capturing their 2006 tour of Spain.

The 2011 tour continues Jackson's longstanding tradition of environmental leadership and activism. Both his bus and truck run on bio-diesel fuel. The stage lighting is powered by a 100% LED Bandit Lites ( rig, which greatly reduces energy consumption. Using GRNLite technology, the rig is also artist-friendly; it eliminates onstage heat, and offers a vast range of vivid color variations.

Other green innovations include a "no plastic backstage." It's estimated that since 2008, over the course of approximately 150 band shows and 50 solo dates, his tours have saved more than 50,738 plastic bottles from being used backstage. Jackson has also collaborated with Brita on its FilterForGood movement, making Brita Hydration Hubs available to dispense filtered water, free-of-charge, to concert attendees.

Most recently, Jackson's environmental advocacy was recognized with the 2010 Duke LEAF Award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts from Duke University.

Pre-sales for Jackson Browne's 2011 Solo Acoustic Tour begin December 1 at noon. For special benefit seating, visit Additional dates will be announced shortly.

For more information:

SOLO ACOUSTIC TOUR Date Location Venue
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Santa Cruz Civic
Feb. 23 Santa Cruz, CA Auditorium
Feb. 25 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
Feb. 26 Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield Fox Theatre
Wells Fargo Center for
Mar. 1 Santa Rosa, CA the Arts
Sacramento Community
Mar. 2 Sacramento, CA Center Theater
Mar. 4 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Mar. 5 Temecula, CA Pechanga Casino
Mar. 8 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theatre
Fred Kavli Theatre/
Thousand Oaks Civic
Mar. 9 Thousand Oaks, CA Arts Plaza
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Thunder Bay Community
Apr. 3 Canada Auditorium

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One Brooklyn Bridge Park Home to the New Cast of Bravo's 'Top Chef All-Stars'

One Brooklyn Bridge Park Home to the New Cast of Bravo's 'Top Chef All-Stars'

Brooklyn Heights Condo Featured in Reality Series, Premiering December 1st

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --The eighth season of "Top Chef" is back in New York, but instead of living in Manhattan, the chef'testants will be living in Brooklyn at One Brooklyn Bridge Park's "Sky House." Premiering on Bravo on Wednesday, December 1st, the 18 All-Star chefs resided in Brooklyn's premier penthouse featuring breathtaking 360-degree views of Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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"One Brooklyn Bridge Park was the ideal location for Top Chef," said Robert Levine, CEO of RAL Companies, the project's developer. "The luxurious penthouse provided a nice escape for the cast, on the other side of the river, and gave the chef'testants the perfect place to rest and recharge."

The chef'testants resided in a 4,638-square-foot, four-bedroom waterfront triplex penthouse. Perched atop the 438-unit condominium, which is located within the 85-acre Brooklyn Bridge Park, the home is priced at $7.25 million - the second most expensive apartment in Brooklyn.

As if One Brooklyn Bridge Park was designed with the chefs in mind, the apartment features a custom built Italian kitchen by Dada. Truly fit for a top chef, the space is outfitted with appliances by Sub Zero and Bosch, including a double wall oven and five-burner cook top.

Adding to the homes appeal is a private elevator that leads directly into the penthouse and up to the 1,000 square feet of private roof deck with lounge furniture and Weber grill.

When not battling for the coveted title of "Top Chef," the contestants took advantage of the building's recreational facility, which includes a fitness center, yoga room, children's playrooms, art room, music room, media lounge, and 7,000 square feet of landscaped gardens. Additional features include indoor virtual golf and a driving range, outdoor putting green, and valet and concierge.

"One Brooklyn Bridge Park was the perfect backdrop for this season," said Highlyann Krasnow of The Developers Group, the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the development. "This building is located in one of Brooklyn's most sought after neighborhoods and situated within one of Brooklyn's largest parks, while also featuring over 10,000 square feet of amenities."

The Sales and Design Center is located in the building. For more information, contact (718) 330-0030 or visit

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Time Warner Cable Announces Abel Ullon as the Winner of the 'Alcanza La Fama' Talent Contest

Time Warner Cable Announces Abel Ullon as the Winner of the 'Alcanza La Fama' Talent Contest

Jimmy Smits and Esai Morales, Co-Founders of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, served as the celebrity judges on the panel to select the winning artist

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Abel Ullon, a 27 year-old aspiring singer and composer from Kansas City, has been selected as the winner of Alcanza La Fama - a national talent contest created in partnership with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) which offers young artists the opportunity to showcase their musical abilities. As the winner, Abel will star in his own music video and will be featured in an upcoming Time Warner Cable Spanish-language advertising campaign. Abel will also debut with a performance at the 9th Annual Latino Trendsetter Awards & Scholarship Gala, to be held in New York City today at 6 p.m. EST.



As part of the partnership with the NHFA, co-founders and renowned Latino actors Jimmy Smits and Esai Morales served as celebrity judges on the panel that chose the winner of the Alcanza La Fama contest, which also included Latin Grammy's nominee and Premios Lo Nuestro award recipient, music producer Gustavo Farias. The Time Warner Cable Facebook page, Mi Cultura (My Culture), where the contest was hosted, received 117 video submissions and was visited by more than 120,000 consumers. To make a final decision, the panel considered approximately 10,000 votes from the public computed on the site, Additionally, as part of an ongoing commitment to support the careers of aspiring Hispanic artists, Time Warner Cable' pledged to donate to the NHFA $1 for each new "like" of the Mi Cultura Facebook page - for up to a total of $30,000 - until the end of the campaign.

"We are impressed by the amazing talent and support that the Alcanza La Fama contest received from our Mi Cultura Facebook community. We are proud of Abel and all aspiring artists that pursue their passion for music day to day. At Time Warner Cable, we seek to empower Hispanics by helping them to achieve their dreams and stay connected to what matters most to them," said Marisol Martinez de Rodriguez, Sr. Director of Corporate Multicultural Marketing for Time Warner Cable.

Abel Ullon, proud husband and father of a three year-old daughter, was born and raised in Paraguay, where he started singing at community events in a band formed with his cousins. Not fluent in English at the time, he moved to Kansas City in 2006 and worked as a trash collector. When he was offered the chance to perform at restaurants, he immediately accepted. Since then, then has been developing his act through appearances at local events, promoting his own album - recorded during a trip to Paraguay - with the hope to one day strike it big in the United States. "I'm very thankful to Time Warner Cable for the opportunity to realize my dream to sing," said Abel Ullon. "What drives my passion for music is how it can reach deep into people's hearts, regardless of their background. This explains my perseverance throughout the years - to be able to celebrate my Hispanic culture through my music."

"Our foundation knows firsthand how many Hispanics work hard to find their space within the music industry and share their talent with the world. We congratulate Abel on this great achievement and see him as a role model for those who are striving to accomplish their lifelong goals," said Felix Sanchez, Chairman and Co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.

Contestants participated in the Alcanza La Fama contest by submitting a video-clip of themselves singing the song 'Es Tu Manera' (It's Your Way) by Karen Rodriguez. Karen, a twenty-one year old rising Latina artist from New York City, was the first to be recognized by TWC for her talent and get her first professional music video produced. Karen served as the spokesperson for the contest, encouraging others to be TWC's next star through TV spots and appearances in key markets through Universal Music Latin Entertainment's 2010 Machete Music Tour.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas -- New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, Southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14.7 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at, and

About National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) is the premier Latino organization outreaching to the Latino entertainment community and the entertainment and telecommunications industries. Based in Washington, D.C., NHFA also provides outreach and scholarship support to graduate students at the following universities: New York University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Chicago, The University of Texas at Austin, University of California, Los Angeles; and University of Southern California. NHFA was co-founded in 1997 by actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia and Washington, D.C.-lawyer Felix Sanchez.;;

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HD Radio Alliance Announces 2011 Marketing Plans

HD Radio Alliance Announces 2011 Marketing Plans

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The HD Radio Alliance member companies today announced a continuation of their joint partnership and an aggressive marketing campaign for 2011. The estimated media value for 2011 is in excess of $110 million on more than 650 radio stations in the top 100 markets.

Despite an otherwise difficult economic environment, the HD Radio Alliance and iBiquity Digital have been successful this past year in advancing HD Radio technology, consumer awareness and most importantly, HD Radio(TM) sales. With key announcements and partnerships from Apple, Microsoft, Best Buy, Sears, Ford, Hyundai, BMW and others, HD Radio Technology has continued to grow and gain momentum.

"2011 will bring some very exciting and perhaps surprising announcements that will be watershed events toward mass adoption," said Peter Ferrara, President of the HD Radio Alliance. "It is rewarding to see the continued commitment on the part of the member radio companies to help assure that success."

Bob Struble, President of iBiquity Digital commented, "The HD Radio Alliance has been instrumental in not only advancing consumer awareness but helping secure key deals with automotive manufacturers, receiver makers and national retail partners."

Additional Broadcast Groups Encouraged to Join Alliance Ranks

Additionally, Ferrara called on other radio broadcast companies that are not currently members of the HD Radio Alliance to join its ranks. Unlike earlier requirements, there are no financial obligations, no format restrictions, and no commercial limitations to participate in the HD Radio Alliance. "With only a modest commitment of inventory, other radio groups can make a significant difference in our efforts. We invite all to participate," said Ferrara.

The 2011 creative and strategic planning will continue to be consulted by Jacobs Media along with Kevyn Howard and the production team at CBS Radio. "Working with the HD Radio Alliance has been uniquely challenging and immensely rewarding. We are delighted to continue to provide guidance for 2011," noted Fred Jacobs, President of Jacobs Media.

The HD Radio Alliance also oversees the consumer information web site where information on local HD Radio stations and formats are listed along with a detailed "Buyers Guide" outlining HD Radio device, retailers and automotive availability. Diane Warren, President of Operations for the HD Radio Alliance pointed out that, " continues to see consistently high traffic each month with many first time visitors looking to find the radio stations in their market and the best place to buy a new HD Radio receiver. It is the number one source of HD Radio consumer information."

About the HD Digital Radio Alliance

The HD Digital Radio Alliance is a joint initiative of leading radio broadcasters to accelerate the successful rollout of HD Digital Radio. Current members include major radio groups and independent station owners: CBS Radio, Clear Channel Radio, Greater Media, Emmis, Entercom, Bonneville International, Beasley Broadcasting, Buckley Radio, WBEB- FM Philadelphia. For more information on HD Digital Radio, visit

About iBiquity Digital Corp.

iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio(TM) Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new FM channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data services on both the AM and FM bands - all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Basking Ridge, NJ. For more information, please visit and

To arrange interviews or for additional information, please contact:

Diane Warren
HD Radio Alliance


Steve Baldacci
iBiquity Digital Corp

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iBiquity Digital Corporation

CONTACT: Diane Warren, HD Radio Alliance, +1-210-852-2510, or Steve Baldacci, iBiquity Digital Corp, +1-443-539-4340,

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David Frear to Present at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference

David Frear to Present at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI) today announced that David Frear, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is expected to present at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City, on Monday, December 6, 2010 at approximately 10:00 am ET.


An audio webcast of the presentation will be available via the Investor Relations section of the company's website,, at approximately 10:00 am ET.

About SIRIUS XM Radio

SIRIUS XM is America's satellite radio company, broadcasting more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to more than 20 million subscribers in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, and through a wide range of mobile devices.

SIRIUS XM offers an array of content from some of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers. SIRIUS XM programming is also available at and, and on Apple iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices using the SIRIUS XM Premium Online App.

SIRIUS XM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available at retail locations nationwide, as well as and

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of SIRIUS XM's management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of SIRIUS and XM. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our dependence upon automakers and other third parties, the substantial indebtedness of SIRIUS and XM; the useful life of our satellites; and our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment. Additional factors that could cause SIRIUS' and XM's results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in SIRIUS' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2010 and XM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2010, which are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site ( The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and SIRIUS and XM disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.


Contacts for SIRIUS XM Radio:

Shirley Huang
212 584 5242



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MTV Turns Red For World AIDS Day, Calling on Young People to GYT (Get Yourself Tested)

MTV Turns Red For World AIDS Day, Calling on Young People to GYT (Get Yourself Tested)

MTV and mtvU Premiere "Me, Myself and HIV" on December 1st

Network Supports (RED)(TM) to Help Eliminate mother-to-child Transmission of HIV by 2015

MTV Teams Up With Planned Parenthood of New York City so Young People can GYT for FREE in Washington Square Park on World AIDS Day

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MTV today announced that on-air and online MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits, MTV Jams,, and MTV's Facebook and Twitter profiles will turn red on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 in honor of World AIDS Day, encouraging young people to GYT (Get Yourself Tested). As part of this day, MTV and mtvU will air a new documentary, "Me, Myself and HIV" along with special World AIDS Day programming on MTV, MTV Hits and MTV Jams, in addition to teaming up with Planned Parenthood of New York City to offer free HIV testing in Washington Square Park on December 1st. MTV will also join landmarks from around the world- from the Empire State Building to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa - that will be illuminated the color red as part of the (RED)'s new campaign, 'The AIDS Free Generation is Due in 2015.'

"This World AIDS Day marks the first time MTV has changed the color of its logo in support of a cause," said Stephen Friedman, General Manger of MTV. "By turning all of MTV's screens red, we're delivering a global call to action for a generation that has never known a time without HIV/AIDS to help put an end to the epidemic."

MTV is hosting a series of initiatives and programs on-air, online and on-the-ground as part of World AIDS Day, building on MTV's longstanding commitment to address sexual health issues, including HIV/AIDS, and the ongoing "It's Your (Sex) Life" partnership and "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" campaign with the Kaiser Family Foundation and other partners. MTV's World AIDS Day initiatives include:

-- "Me, Myself and HIV" (premiering in the U.S. on MTV and mtvU Dec. 1st at
2pm ET/PT and 6pm ET/PT, respectively): Me, Myself & HIV examines
real-life stories of two young people - both living with HIV - on
opposite sides of the world. This self-narrated, hour-long documentary
dispels common myths and stereotypes associated with HIV, and encourages
young people to speak more openly about it. Edgy, entertaining and
enlightening, Me, Myself & HIV follows Slim, a 21-year-old, aspiring DJ
and music producer from Lusaka, Zambia, and Angelikah, a 25-year-old
college student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Slim and Angelikah share
their stories from the when they first decided to get tested for
HIV/AIDS to life immediately after getting their results, right through
to the present day. Me, Myself & HIV was produced by MTV's Staying
Alive Campaign, with Firecracker Films. The documentary will air on
MTV's global network of 63 channels in 159 countries worldwide, on
December 1st in honor of World AIDS Day.

-- GYT in NYC for Free (Washington Square Park, New York City, from 10am -
2pm): As part of the GYT campaign, Planned Parenthood's New York City
affiliate will provide free HIV testing from a mobile van in Washington
Square Park in Manhattan on World AIDS Day.

-- PSAs, Videos and Shows go Red (Dec. 1st): MTV Hits and MTV Jams will
air special sexual health and HIV/AIDS themed video hours.
Additionally, all MTV channels will air special GYT and World AIDS Day
messages throughout the day, as will MTV's HD video screen in Times
Square, 44-1/2. MTV's daily show airing at 5pm ET/PT, "The Seven," will
also go red for World AIDs Day.

-- Pos or Not iPhone App: In honor of World AIDS day, users can head to
the online Apple store to download a free iPhone App based on Pos or
Not, an interactive game developed with the Kaiser Family Foundation
that challenges stereotypes and breaks down the barriers that may
prevent people from talking openly about HIV/AIDS, getting tested, and
using protection. People from across the U.S. - half of whom are living
with HIV and half who are not - share parts of their lives for "Pos or
Not" by divulging their HIV status to help dispel myths and
misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Players confront their own HIV
stereotypes as they guess whether a profiled participant is positive or
negative based only on a photo and a few personal details, such as what
they do on the weekends or their favorite kind of music. To date, the
game has been played 10.1 million times online.

Globally, more than 1,000 children are born with HIV every day needlessly. Without treatment, about half of these babies will die before their second birthday. AIDS is a preventable and treatable disease -with access to medication a pregnant mother can stop the transmission of HIV to her child. The AIDS free generation is due in 2015; to help make this a reality, viewers can head to

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 5 people in the United States living with HIV is unaware that they are infected. Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives. To take action, young people can head to or text their zip code to GYTNOW (498669) to locate a local testing center near them.

GYT was launched in April 2009 as part of a longstanding partnership between MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation on sexual health issues, "It's Your (Sex) Life," in response to the staggering rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among young people in the U.S. Through a cross-platform national media campaign and community outreach, GYT seeks to reduce the spread of STD's among those under 25 by providing information, encouraging more open communication, and promoting testing and treatment as needed. GYT is conducted together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Gilead Sciences, Inc. provides additional financial support. For more details, head to

About MTV

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information, go to

About (RED)

(RED)'s primary objective is to engage the private sector in raising awareness and funds for the Global Fund, to help eliminate AIDS in Africa. Companies whose products take on the (PRODUCT) RED mark contribute a significant percentage of the sales or portion of the profits from that product to the Global Fund to help finance HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, including interventions targeting women and children. Current partners are: American Express (U.K. only), Apple, Bugaboo, Converse, Gap, Emporio Armani, FLOWE(RED) (U.K. only), Hallmark (U.S. only), Dell, Nike, Penguin Classics and Starbucks. Since its launch in the Spring of 2006, $160 million has been generated by (RED) partners and events for the Global Fund. (RED) money is at work in Ghana, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zambia and supports programs that have reached more than 5 million people. For more information, visit



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Neil Zaza's 'One Silent Night' Returns to the Palace Theater Dec 11th

Neil Zaza's 'One Silent Night' Returns to the Palace Theater Dec 11th

A unique rock n' roll holiday extravaganza with heart and soul!

CLEVELAND, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrix meets Mozart at the Palace Theater in Cleveland on December 11th as internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza intertwines holiday standards, classic Rock favorites, classical repertoire and orchestral arrangements in a unique instrumental concert production that has to be experienced to be believed.

Now in its eighth year, Neil Zaza's "One Silent Night" is not just another tired, boring take on the standard holiday concert, but rather a supercharged, vibrant celebration of music itself with one of world's greatest guitar masters! It's a Christmas dose of sheer sonic bliss the whole family will enjoy, brought to Cleveland by Playhouse Square and Melodik Productions LLC.

To add to an already electrifying performance this year, the rich and powerful voices of Cleveland's own Prayer Warriors will lend their special blend of "Inspirational Groove" to the show. The Prayer Warriors are known to rock everything from Amazing Grace to Another Brick in the Wall.

"One Silent Night" has also partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland; mention Boys & Girls Clubs and Zaza will donate a portion of each "One Silent Night" ticket to brighten the Holiday for deserving children of greater Cleveland. The purchase of just 4 tickets allows a child to have an unforgettable experience at the annual Youth Holiday Party held at Snow Days at Progressive Field on December 15th.

"We're excited to be working with an organization that truly cares for and helps Cleveland kids, especially those who need us most. At this time of year, it's important for all of us to reach out and bring Holiday cheer to others, and I wanted to give our loyal audience an opportunity to participate simply by attending the show," says Zaza.

Born in Northfield Center, Ohio, Zaza has been playing the guitar since age 10. He studied classical guitar at the University of Akron and went on to form the rock band Zaza, which later evolved into a solo career. Neil has launched multiple albums and been on countless international tours and is currently working on his newest release, "212."

To order tickets for "One Silent Night", call 330-475-1905 or email More information about Neil Zaza's One Silent Night is available at

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Melodik Productions LLC

CONTACT: Grant Ferguson, Producer of Melodik Productions LLC, +1-602-400-8089,

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Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas Delivers Hits to Both Audience and Advertisers

Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas Delivers Hits to Both Audience and Advertisers

Network renews a new season of "Quiero Mis Quinces" after 6.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the fifth season

Show's branded entertainment partnerships a win for sponsors

MIAMI, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tr3s:MTV, Musica y Mas, the network for the bilingual/bicultural US Latino audience, announced today that it will start production on the sixth season of the network's original hit "Quiero Mis Quinces" after 6.4 million (2+) Hispanic viewers tuned in to watch the last season. The culturally-inspired phenomenon was the number two Hispanic cable program among Hispanic females ages 12-34 during its fifth season premiere nights in its time period. In addition to driving viewership, the flagship franchise has become a platform for advertisers looking for branded entertainment opportunities. "Quiero Mis Quinces" is currently casting for its sixth season across the country.

"We are thrilled that our partners place such strong value in reaching our Latino audience with shows like 'Quiero Mis Quinces,' which incorporate the faces and stories of our audience," commented Jose Tillan, Executive Vice President and General Manager for Tr3s. "We will continue to develop innovative audience-driven content that directly connects with this fast-growing bilingual/bicultural segment, while at the same time create opportunities for our clients to directly reach them in new ways."

"Tr3s is ahead of the curve when it comes to branded entertainment. They have found a way to create engaging branded content that leverages the Tr3s equity while neither compromising its integrity nor the program's quality," said Marcy Greenberger of Tapestry.

In its sixth season, "Quiero Mis Quinces" takes viewers inside the world of the always-dramatic coming-of-age party of a quinceanera. The show goes behind-the-scenes as teens prep for the dream-come-true party that will introduce them to adulthood.

*Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live + Same Day/NTI-H 12/28/09 - 7/11/10/NHIH 7/12/10 - 10/31/10 / Nielsen Media Research NHIH, Live + Same Day, Mon 7PM & 11PM, Season 5, July 19 to Sept 13, 2010

About Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas

Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, owned and operated by MTV Networks Latin America, reaches 6.3 million Hispanic TV households (49% of US Hispanic Total TV HH) and 35 million total TV households. The network's programming embraces the trilogy of cultures that represents Latino life - Latin American plus American equals US Latino - through original productions, key acquisitions, and content from MTV Networks' portfolio of entertainment brands. Tr3s embraces the key lifestyle aspects of Latino identity -- milestones, making it and music -- as well as social responsibility through its initiative "Agentes de Cambio", which tackles issues that affect Latinos today. The network also taps into the growing number of Latinos that are digitally connected thru



CONTACT: Erica Saylor, Tr3s: MTV, Musica y Mas, +1-305-322-0893,

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CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to Participate in the 38th Annual UBS Media and Communications Conference

CBS Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to Participate in the 38th Annual UBS Media and Communications Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS and CBS.A) announced that Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the 38th Annual UBS Media And Communications Conference on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010.

The session will begin at 4:30 PM, ET. An audio webcast of the session can be accessed here. A replay of the audio webcast will be available in the Investor Relations/Presentations section of the CBS Corporation Web site.

About CBS Corporation

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW - a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks and CBS College Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), music (CBS Records), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), motion pictures (CBS Films) and sustainable media (EcoMedia). For more information, log on to

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International Diabetes Federation, Paul and Mira Sorvino and Nick Jonas Join Mediaplanet to Educate and Inspire Those Suffering From Diabetes

International Diabetes Federation, Paul and Mira Sorvino and Nick Jonas Join Mediaplanet to Educate and Inspire Those Suffering From Diabetes

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Diabetes Awareness Month, Mediaplanet Publishing today released a Unite for Diabetes report within the USA Today in markets with the highest prevalence of diabetes. The aim of the report is to educate and inspire those suffering from diabetes to take control of their disease. The report will be distributed to over 1.5 million readers with contributions from International Diabetes Federation, American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Paul and Mira Sorvino, Nick Jonas, leading physicians and researchers, and many more industry leaders.


"In North America this year more than 313,000 deaths will be attributable to diabetes--over 231,000 in the United States of America alone. The US is among the world's top 10 countries with the largest population of people with diabetes. Diabetes affects over 300 million people worldwide. If nothing is done, if no action is taken, we will have an even bigger problem on our hands tomorrow," says Professor Jean Claude Mbanya, President of the International Diabetes Federation. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts close to half a billion people will have diabetes by 2030. "Ninety years after the discovery of insulin, we are losing the battle against this cruel disease."

Mediaplanet's Report

In partnership with the International Diabetes Federation, American Association of Diabetes Educators, Defeat Diabetes Federation, Abbott Nutrition, Advanced BioHealing, Colgate, Dr Comfort, ePharmaSolutions, Hillside Candy, Nestle Nutrition, Nutrisystem, Prodigy Meter, Sweetleaf Sweetener, The Complete Diabetes Lifestyle, Nick Jonas and Paul and Mira Sorvino, the "Unite for Diabetes" publication is an industry wide call to action to create a critical one day wake up call for the American public, raising awareness of the severity of the diabetes epidemic and motivating readers to action to better control their diabetes.

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Mediaplanet creates focused reports on specific business, healthcare, technology or consumer topics.

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NBC Sports and Universal Sports to Broadcast HSBC Sevens World Series of Rugby Live for First Time

NBC Sports and Universal Sports to Broadcast HSBC Sevens World Series of Rugby Live for First Time

Top 16 International Teams To Face Off At The Premiere North American International Rugby Event in Las Vegas

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Sports and Universal Sports will broadcast eight hours of live rugby coverage of the 2011 HSBC Sevens World Series event in Las Vegas the weekend of February 12-13. This marks the first time that the tournament has had live television coverage in the United States. The HSBC Sevens World Series is played throughout the world at seven other venues: Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, London and Scotland.

"Rugby Sevens is an exciting, fast-paced sport that is growing in global popularity, participation, and interest," said NBC Sports executive vice president Jon Miller. "NBC had the privilege of broadcasting the inaugural 2010 Rugby Sevens Collegiate Championship and is excited to expand its coverage of rugby by bringing the HSBC Sevens World Series to live network television for the first time."

Broadcast Schedule:

-- NBC Sports: Live coverage, 3:30-6:00pm ET on February 12; 4:30-6:00pm ET
on February 13
-- Universal Sports: Live coverage, 2:00-3:30pm ET on February 12;
2:00-4:30pm ET on February 13
-- NBC Mobile: Live simulcast, 3:30-6:00pm ET on February 12; 4:30-6:00pm
ET on February 13
-- Full-event coverage available on-demand in HD quality video

Rugby Sevens features seven players per team playing on the same size pitch as a 15's match and offers non-stop action where speed, high scoring and athleticism dominate the competition. The format allows for constant entertainment with each match split into two seven-minute halves and a new match starting about every 20 minutes. Rugby Sevens will be an Olympic sport starting in 2016.

"The global appeal of rugby is undeniable and this tournament is known for featuring the best-of-the-best in the rugby world," said Dan Lyle, Tournament Director of USA 7's Rugby. "We look forward to sharing the electric atmosphere of the HSBC Sevens World Series with millions of viewers as we take this exciting step for the sport."

Last year's tournament saw a championship battle of the tournament's two undefeated teams, Samoa and New Zealand, with Samoa ultimately winning, 33-12. Samoa will return to defend its title in 2011, along with teams from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, England, France, Canada, South Africa and Kenya to name a few.

The Cosmopolitan has been confirmed as the official hotel partner for the event, with additional hotel partners including the Palms, Tropicana, Hard Rock and the Boyd Gaming Corporation.

The HSBC Sevens World Series will begin on Saturday, February 12 and will conclude with the championship game on Sunday, February 13 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will feature teams from 16 countries competing in the fourth leg of the Series.

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About USA Sevens:

USA Sevens LLC owns and operates America's premier rugby events, the Las Vegas HSBC Sevens World Series and the USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship Invitational. Held annually, the Las Vegas HSBC Sevens World Series is one of the eight international stops in the HSBC Sevens World Series. The Series sponsor is HSBC bank. With an attendance of over 50,000 during the two day event, it is the largest annual rugby event in North America and one of the fastest growing rugby events in the world.

On Thursday and Friday prior to the event there will be the Las Vegas Invitational Rugby Tournament with over 120 colleges, highs schools, clubs and international teams competing for both trophies and cash rewards.

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Comcast Launches NEO Cricket in California

Comcast Launches NEO Cricket in California

NEO Cricket, the World's First 24-7 Cricket Channel, Brings Live Matches & Top Cricket-Related Content To Comcast Customers Throughout Northern and Central California

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced the launch of the world's first 24-7 cricket channel, NEO Cricket, in California, beginning December 1. NEO Cricket will bring Comcast customers in Northern and Central California live coverage of all international and domestic cricket matches played in India, as well as other premium events like the Asia Cup and a number of award-winning original productions.

NEO Cricket can be found on Channel 339 as part of the A-La-Carte service level in most of Comcast's California systems, including: Alameda, Chico, Davis, Fremont, Fresno, Grass Valley, Half Moon Bay, Lodi, Los Banos, Marysville, Modesto, Monterey, Merced, Oakland, Oroville, Placerville, Roseville, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Stockton, Tracy, Tulare, Vacaville, Visalia and Yuba City.

"Comcast is the first cable provider to bring a 24-7 cricket offering to U.S. cricket fans," said David Jensen, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Comcast. "Comcast is committed to working with diverse and independent program providers, like NEO Cricket, to deliver multicultural offerings that reflect the wide-ranging interests of our customers."

"NEO Cricket is the world's first cricket-only channel and through its dedication to cricket and high quality programming has redefined what it means to be a cricket television channel. We are bringing NEO Cricket to cricket fans around the world and this agreement marks the first step in our efforts to reach the U.S. market," stated Prasana Krishnan, Director, NEO Broadcast America, Inc.

Over the next few months, NEO Cricket will showcase more India international and domestic cricket, including India vs. Australia series; the India vs. New Zealand series; the Challenger Series; Irani Trophy; Ranji Trophy Premier Cup for Vijay Hazare Trophy and All Star Series for the Deodhar Trophy.

NEO Cricket will also feature an impressive lineup of custom produced programming including the number one sports show in India Dial C for Cricket, a Cricket daily interactive call-in show; the number one sports update show Sportzone; along with must-watch shows like Baat and Bowl, Jaye He, Ballebaaz, Tour Diary, Run and Chase,Cricket Tarka Maarke, Encounter and Once More.

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) ( is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including ( Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.

About NEO Broadcast America, Inc.

NEO Broadcast America, Inc owns and operates the NEO Cricket channel in the USA. NEO Cricket is the world's first cricket centric TV channel and showcases the BCCI Indian cricket rights comprising all Indian bilateral international cricket matches played in India (including ODI's, T20 and Test matches), the Indian domestic cricket season, the Asia Cup and a host of other cricket centric programming shows.

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Sam Ash Music's 2010 'Best In Shred' Guitar Competition Regional Finals to be Held on December 8th

Sam Ash Music's 2010 'Best In Shred' Guitar Competition Regional Finals to be Held on December 8th

HICKSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The hunt for America's greatest unknown guitarist continues as Sam Ash Music's "Best in Shred" guitar competition moves into the Regional Championship round. The regional finals take place at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, December 8th at six Sam Ash Music store locations: New York City-NY, Chicago-IL, King of Prussia-PA, Nashville-TN, Orlando-FL, and Cerritos-CA. Regional winners will advance to the Final Championship Round this January in Los Angeles. At stake is the chance to win over $20,000 in valuable musical gear along with the opportunity to perform live onstage with legendary guitarist Steve Vai!

Sam Ash Music, America's premier full-line music store chain, launched the "Best in Shred" contest in October to determine America's best unsigned guitar player. Over six hundred guitar players entered the contest. In October 42 guitarists earned the Store Champion title and can now compete in the Regionals. To see photos and videos of the store champs visit

"We're really excited to see who advances to the finals in Los Angeles," said Richard Ash, Sam Ash Music's CEO. "At this point all the players still in the contest are unbelievable; the judges will really have their work cut out for them!" Competition is intense; the guitarists perform live in front of enthusiastic audiences playing along to one of six instrumental backing tracks of Steve Vai songs. A panel of judges scores the players on their technical skills, originality, accuracy, and showmanship. The six Regional Champs will be flown to Los Angeles to compete in Final Championship Round on January 12th where a panel of celebrity judges will determine who is crowned Sam Ash's "Shredder of the Year -- 2010."

Sam Ash Music is the country's leading full-line music store chain with over 45 stores. The family owned and operated business opened in 1924 with a small store in Brooklyn and now operates stores nationwide. For more info visit

Steven Prisco

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Ads on Local TV News Drive Greater Awareness, Newest Hearst Television / Magid Survey Finds

Ads on Local TV News Drive Greater Awareness, Newest Hearst Television / Magid Survey Finds

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey finds local television news more effective in engaging viewers' attention to advertising than most TV program genres and competitive media.

Among the findings: Local TV news is the most important programming genre as a part of TV viewers' daily routines:

-- Local TV news ranked first - at 49% - among program genres selected by
viewers when asked which type of program "is a major part of my daily
routine." Broadcast primetime dramas and sitcoms ranked second (47%)
followed by broadcast network primetime reality TV (42%) and cable
network primetime dramas/movies (37%). Cable news ranked fifth, at 34%.

Similarly, 45% of respondents said they "pay more attention" to local TV news than most other TV genres; cable news was cited by 39%.

-- Fully 81% cited local TV news as the "most important" news source among
local, network broadcast and cable TV news. Not surprisingly, it also
was cited as the most important TV source for weather information.

Moreover, the largest number of respondents cited local TV newscasts as being the most effective medium for delivering awareness of products and services advertised during the programming. Local news ranked #1 with 27% of respondents replying that advertisements during local TV newscasts "keep me in the know with regards to products/services." The #2 genre cited in response to this statement, informational talk shows, was cited by 24%.

Similarly, local newscasts were considered a superior platform to most other TV genres in terms of:

-- Driving purchase of products;
-- Trustworthiness; and
-- Advertising products that appeal to the viewer.

Other survey findings relative to local TV news among all program genres:

-- Local TV news video is on par with broadcast network entertainment
programming in popularity for online viewing (31% vs 32%); cable news
ranks third at 25%;

-- Local TV news is relatively "DVR-proof"; only 17% of respondents cited
having recorded local TV newscasts for later viewing. Similarly, 57%
said they "never," "rarely" or only "sometimes" fast-forward through
portions of recorded local TV newscasts; by contrast, 69% of respondents
said they "most of the time" or "always" fast-forward through portions
of cable network primetime dramas/movies.

In terms of news consumption across all media platforms, 55% of respondents said they prefer local TV as their medium for news. Websites were second, at 19%.

Local TV news ranked 1st among all media platforms when choosing the medium that "is essential to keeping me informed," "is my most important source of information in my community," "is my most important source for weather" and "as a source for political information."

Among news sources on the Web, local TV news sites ranked second only to search engines as the most frequently used sites for local news, but ranked first among all Web sources for community information and weather.

Similar to the findings relative to on-air local TV news, advertisements on local TV news websites were found to do a better job than advertisements on most other types of Web sites in terms of:

-- Keeping viewers in the know regarding products and services;
-- Driving purchase of products;
-- Trustworthiness; and
-- Advertising products that appeal to the viewer

The survey included 2,500 local TV news viewers in Hearst Television markets around the country - where local TV news viewers were defined as those who watch local TV news twice or more per week. Similarly, to evaluate other genres and media, usage requirements were identical to requirements for local TV news viewers. It was conducted for Hearst Television by Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., a leading research firm serving clients in 37 countries.

The complete survey results can be found here:

Hearst Television Inc. is a leading local media company comprising 29 television stations and two radio stations. The Company's television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America's largest television station groups. It also owns more than three dozen websites and multicasts more than two dozen digital channels providing news, weather and entertainment programming. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation. The Company's Web address is

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Florida Renaissance Festival Returns to Miami for Its Second Conquest

Florida Renaissance Festival Returns to Miami for Its Second Conquest

The cast of royalty will reign for two festive weekends in Miami

MIAMI, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- After a year away from pillaging their village, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella rejoice with joy over regaining their kingdom in Miami, as the Florida Renaissance Festival returns for their second conquest at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami. The Miami festival weekend dates are January 15th to January 23rd, 2011, including Monday January 17th for Martin Luther King Day, at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

"Last year, we were welcomed with open arms by Miami" said Bobby Rodriguez, executive producer of the Florida Renaissance Festival. "Now we want to continue the tradition of having the Florida Renaissance Festival in Miami for years to come at Virginia Key Beach Park by our commitment to bringing new and exciting shows every year for our event goers."

With the Florida Renaissance Festival returning to Miami, along come new and exciting acts combined with last year's favorites to delight event attendees throughout the festival. These include: Gabriel Q - bizarre and hilarious big puppets and stilt characters that consist of Giant Butterfly, Caterpillar, Baby and The Queen of Hearts on her high white horse and many more. Faire Stories represents the blending of the magic and enchantment of traditional fairy tales, the joy and exuberance of Broadway music, and the unique interactive experience offered by Renaissance faires. Peter Suarez, aka "Manolete," a world renowned dancer brings his many styles for the Miami show. He had the distinction of being the only dancer ever hired to perform a live solo with the Gipsy Kings at Radio City Music Hall. The Tortuga Twins, are a multi-talented team boasting an extensive performance background with more than 30 years of comedic audience participation and improv experience to entertain all and much more.

This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, five stages with continuous entertainment and stage acts from around the world.

During the family themed weekends, guests will enjoy jousting tournaments three times a day, hearty food, human powered rides and games for children that include the World's Largest Rocking Horse, Giant Chess, Barrel Rides, and games of strength and skill.

The festivities will feature historical reenactments, sword fights, magical illusions and an abundance of authentic fare from freshly made kettle corn to roasted giant turkey legs, which can be washed down with a swig of mead or ale.

The Florida Renaissance Festival is produced by the national, award winning Bobby Rodriguez Productions and strives to create an entertaining and cultural opportunity by making Renaissance history come to life for both children and adults. The event is hosted by City of Miami Parks and Recreation Department and Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.

The Florida Renaissance Festival atHistoric Virginia Key Beach Parkwill be open weekends from 10 a.m. to sunset. Prices range from $20.00 for adults and $7 for children ages six to 11 years old and children under five are free. Pre-show discount tickets are available online at Deerfield Beach show dates are February 12th through March 13th, 2011.

The Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach has been seen by more than one million people in South Florida. This 16th Century production features more than 100 costumed performers, 12 stages with continuous entertainment and 20 stage acts from around the world. Follow us on Twitter: @flarenfest or find us on Facebook: The Florida Renaissance Festival.

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The California Museum Announces the 2010 California Hall of Fame Red Carpet & Induction Ceremony to Air Live on Comcast Hometown Network on December 14

The California Museum Announces the 2010 California Hall of Fame Red Carpet & Induction Ceremony to Air Live on Comcast Hometown Network on December 14

Co-hosts Lisa Ling & Jason Kennedy to capture excitement of first live broadcast

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Museum, home of The California Hall of Fame, announced today that the 2010 California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast live on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Comcast Hometown Network, digital cable channel 104. Co-hosted by Lisa Ling and Jason Kennedy, this is the first time that the ceremony will be televised live.

"We are thrilled to share the excitement and weight of this historic moment with Comcast's viewing audience of over 2 million subscribers," said Claudia French, The California Museum's Executive Director. "To witness the collective wisdom, creativity and innovation of these individuals is to truly be an inspired and proud American."

The live broadcast will begin at 6:00p.m., when co-hosts Lisa Ling, and Jason Kennedy conduct interviews live from the red carpet with this year's California Hall of Fame star-studded list of inductees and attendees.

As correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from countries around the globe. A Sacramento native, Lisa started her career in journalism as a host on KXTV 10's Scratch in 1990, before moving on to co-anchor Channel One News with CNN's Anderson Cooper at 18. From 1999-2002, she co-hosted the ABC Daytime's The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her tenure on the show. Currently, Lisa is a contributing editor for USA Today's USA Weekend magazine, as well as the co-author of Mother, Sister. Daughter, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood and Somewhere Inside: One Sister's Captivity in North Korea and The Other's Fight to Bring Her Home. As of Oct. 20, 2010, Lisa was elected to The California Museum's Board of Trustees, and starting Jan. 30, 2011, her series Our America with Lisa Ling will debuton OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Jason Kennedy joined E! in 2005 as a correspondent handling a variety of stories and events for E! News. A native of Fort Lauderdale, Jason's love for reporting began in the fifth grade and his on-air experience began at the age of 15. While attending the University of Miami, Kennedy received numerous awards, including the coveted Associated Press Award for Best News Feature in the state of Florida. In 2004, Kennedy moved to Los Angeles to anchor segments for Open Call on the TV Guide Channel. His experience and talent has led him to report on subjects as diverse as President Bill Clinton to Paris Hilton.

"As the exclusive multi-media partner of The California Hall of Fame, it only made sense to expand our television coverage of this terrific event to a live telecast of this year's ceremony, as well as live arrivals on the red carpet," said Jeff Giles, Director of Comcast Hometown Network. "Lisa Ling and Jason Kennedy will do an excellent job of capturing the excitement and entertainment of the red carpet with dynamic celebrity interviews; and our top-notch production staff will bring viewers the speeches, humor and remembrances of these legendary Californians during their induction ceremony."

The red carpet event will be followed by the 2010 California Hall of Fame induction ceremony live broadcast at 7:00p.m. Continuing the tradition of honoring legendary trailblazers who embody the Golden State's innovative spirit, The California Hall of Fame highlights a broad range of California achievements by honoring those who have broken barriers in not just one field or talent, but have impacted the world with courage, determination and creativity in the fields of science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, literature, fitness, technology, activism and politics.

The extraordinary recipients scheduled to be honored by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver with the Spirit of California medal during this year's live broadcast include:

-- Governor-Elect Jerry Brown accepting on behalf of his father, inductee
Governor Edmund G. "Pat" Brown
-- Blockbuster film-maker James Cameron
-- Silicon Valley visionary investor John Doerr
-- The family of father of modern banking A. P. Giannini of Bank of America
-- Country music legend Merle Haggard
-- Author and activist Anne Lamott
-- Historian Kevin Starr
-- The family of businessman and philanthropist Levi Strauss
-- Screen and music icon Barbra Streisand
-- Former Secretary of State George Shultz
-- Celebrated artist Wayne Thiebaud
-- Comedienne Betty White
-- International tennis champion Serena Williams
-- Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Comcast Hometown Network is offering an audio/video feed, as well as satellite coordinates to any media organization interested in carrying the event or capturing segments for news programming. For questions regarding technical aspects, satellite uplink, news footage or audio feeds, please contact: Jason Holmes, Comcast Hometown Network at (510) 266-3305 or

In addition to the live broadcast, The 2010 California Hall of Fame will be replayed on Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), and will also be available shortly after the event via Comcast's popular ON DEMAND platform, which is free to Comcast digital customers any time of the day or night. To view via ON DEMAND, Comcast Digital Cable customers can tune to Channel 1 on their Digital Cable lineup or press the ON DEMAND button on their remote control.

The 2010 California Hall of Fame sponsors include The Women's Conference and the California Travel and Tourism Commission. Comcast is the exclusive multi-media sponsor of the 2010 California Hall of Fame.

For more information and to access the press kit including images and biographies of each inductee, please visit:


The California Museum -- home of The California Hall of Fame and California Legacy Trails -- engages, educates and enlightens people about California's rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, art and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the museum inspires men, women and children to dream the California dream and dare to make their mark on history. Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5:00p.m. Admission: Adults $8.50; Students/Seniors $7.00 with valid ID; Children 6-13 $6.00; Children 5 and younger free. For more information, visit:

About Comcast Hometown Network :

Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California on Digital Channel 104. Available to more than 2 million homes in Northern and Central California as a part of Comcast's commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming, Comcast Hometown Sports (CHS), and unique local content that you can't get anywhere else. For more information, visit:

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Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman to Appear at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference

Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman to Appear at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) today announced that Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the 38th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference on Monday, December 6, 2010, at approximately 3:30pm (ET). A live webcast of Mr. Dauman's question-and-answer session will be available to the general public through a link on the Investor Relations homepage of Viacom's website, A replay of the audio webcast will be available in the "Events / Webcasts" section of the site.

About Viacom

Viacom, consisting of BET Networks, MTV Networks and Paramount Pictures, is the world's leading entertainment content company. It engages audiences on television, motion picture and digital platforms through many of the world's best known entertainment brands, including MTV, VH1, CMT, Palladia, Logo, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, BET, CENTRIC, AddictingGames, Atom, Neopets, Shockwave and Paramount Pictures. Viacom's global reach includes approximately 170 channels and 500 digital media properties in more than 160 countries and territories.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit

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IndieClick Network Signs an Exclusive Agreement With 'Everything Entertainment' Powerhouse

IndieClick Network Signs an Exclusive Agreement With 'Everything Entertainment' Powerhouse

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- IndieClick, the leading lifestyle media network for integrated advertising campaigns, today announced its exclusive ad sales relationship with the comprehensive entertainment publication

Founded in 2007, is a unique nationally focused "everything entertainment" Web publication with local roots. The Chicago-based publication navigates a delicate balance between covering Hollywood's biggest films and stars along with the indie projects that deserve your attention.

The entertainment news, review and interview source initially rose to widespread acclaim by exhaustively covering the $1 billion-grossing film "The Dark Knight" when it filmed in Chicago, the publication's backyard. Just as the writers behind convinced rabid Batman fans of its must-read quality, the staff since then has focused on high-quality and high-quantity entertainment writing timed exactly to when readers want it most.

"As the traditional media conglomerates continue to scramble, we're proud to be an independent big fish in a small pond," said founder and publisher Adam Fendelman. "And that's why we click with IndieClick: they're big and represent us to the major entertainment spenders but still small and intimate enough to offer us personalized attention. Despite today's digital age, IndieClick executives regularly take the time to pick up the phone and meet in person."

The addition of to IndieClick's impressive film and entertainment channel extends IndieClick's total reach to 55 million monthly unique audience members across 250 of the Web's most important destinations.

"We are thrilled to welcome to the IndieClick network," said IndieClick President Heather Luttrell. " is highly respected with an important audience of entertainment enthusiasts and influencers and we are proud to represent that audience to our national brand and entertainment clients. We are already receiving a great response from advertisers to

About IndieClick Media Group

IndieClick Media Group's Lifestyle Media Network enables brands and agencies to interact with influential audiences through display, video, mobile and integrated advertising across curated destinations.

IndieClick's Film and Entertainment channel is complimented by their Design and Culture, Humor, Music, Nightlife, Fashion and Men's Channels. With heavy hitters like,,,,,, and horror site filling out its network of more than 250 sites, the IndieClick Network has the most influential and relevant properties for your advertising campaign.

The privately-held, Los Angeles-based publisher rep firm represents the most relevant and popular properties in entertainment, music, art and design, humor, gossip, gaming, fashion and film, including more than 250 sites serving an audience of 55 million unique visitors in the United States using its proprietary ad serving technology and industry-defining custom ad units.

About is an everyday entertainment destination of choice for film reviews, film interviews, TV reviews, entertainment news, Blu-ray reviews, DVD reviews, music reviews, book reviews, video game reviews, exclusive celebrity photography and more. The popular Hookup offers a Mecca of entertainment giveaways including advance movie passes as well as free DVDs, Blu-rays, video games, prize packs and more.

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Hastings Entertainment to Host Twilight Saga: Eclipse Midnight Release Parties

Hastings Entertainment to Host Twilight Saga: Eclipse Midnight Release Parties

AMARILLO, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans for chain-wide midnight release parties for TheTwilight Saga: Eclipse on Blu-ray and DVD. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a midnight release party on Friday, December 3. Festivities for the night will begin at 10:00 pm and will end after the movie goes on sale at Midnight.

Hastings is the TwilightSaga fan's headquarters with Twilight products ranging from books, movies and CDs, to posters, action figures, key chains, jewelry, apparel and much more. Fans enjoying the festivities and awaiting the release of the movie will also be able to take advantage of special promotions, including 30% off all used CDs, books, video games, and movies, during the release party.

To find out more about the Twilight Saga: Eclipse midnight release party in your area, visit us online at or contact your local Hastings superstore.

About Hastings

Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 146 superstores, averaging approximately 25,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate a new concept store, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas.

We also operate, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SongCircle Names BARNABY BRIGHT Winner of 5th Annual Songwriting Contest

SongCircle Names BARNABY BRIGHT Winner of 5th Annual Songwriting Contest

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SongCircle ( is proud to announce that Barnaby Bright and their song "Don't Look Down" is the Grand Prize winner in its fifth annual songwriting contest. Barnaby Bright, the husband and wife duo of Nathan and Becky Bliss from Brooklyn, NY (by the way of Kansas City, KS), thrilled the capacity crowd and an esteemed panel of judges gathered at the City Winery in New York with their stunning vocals, harmonium and guitar playing and creative hand/guitar percussion.

"We have been working really hard for three years playing any and every venue possible," said lead vocalist Becky Bliss. "It has not sunk in yet that we have won, what can I say it is a dream come true."

"We are riding the most amazing high and won't be coming down anytime soon," said Nathan Bliss. "We are so honored to be a part of this competition and it is our proudest musical moment to date. Not only are the prizes absolutely incredible, but we met so many amazing and kind musicians who already feel like family. What an incredible experience."

Becky and Nathan will be receiving $10,000 in cash, offered a recording, publishing and full label services agreement with SongCircle Music/EMI, a chance to perform a the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a radio spot on "Out Of The Box With Jonathan Clarke" on Q104.3 FM in NYC, a top of the line guitar from Gibson and studio session time with a top record producer.

Barnaby Bright joins a prestigious group of previous SongCircle Grand Prize winners including Kate Voegele (Interscope), Company Of Thieves (Wind-Up/Sony), Mieka Pauley, and Reed Waddle.

Taking home second place honors this year was Flearoy for their soulful Southern offering "Hey Brother." Flearoy is fronted by Macon, GA native Jonathan Seale and his bandmates Dan Knobler, Matt Porter and Zack Rosen from New York and Jason Burger from Los Angeles. The Brooklyn-based group Lucius took a close third place for their homespun and mountainous-feeling "Shenandoah." The singing and songwriting duo of Jess Wolf and Holly Laessig entranced everyone with their rich harmonies and playful melding of voices to create a lyrical message straight from their Fairview, OH, roots.

"Songwriting is alive and as strong as ever," said Tina Shafer, Artistic Director for the SongCircle and host of the contest. "We are really looking forward to working with Becky and Nathan to help them achieve their goals and take their careers to the next level."

About SongCircle(sm): SongCircle Music (formerly the New York Songwriters' Circle) has been producing and directing semi-monthly shows at the legendary Bitter End club in New York City's West Village for over 20 years and is one of the most popular music events in New York City. Different from any of its competitors, SongCircle Music is a hybrid online and offline community that offers musicians the opportunity to perform at live showcases in major U.S. cities, expose their music through the SongCircle's unique chart ranking and multi-media system and to garner the attention of music industry executives and a mass targeted audience. For more information and contact visit:

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The Green Hornet Takes on L.A. as His Car, Black Beauty, Lands at the Petersen Automotive Museum

The Green Hornet Takes on L.A. as His Car, Black Beauty, Lands at the Petersen Automotive Museum

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the January 14, 2011 release of the 3D action comedy The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, and Cameron Diaz, the vigilante hero's automotive co-star Black Beauty is now taking on Los Angeles in a unique way, perched atop the world-famous Petersen Automotive Museum's elevated outdoor display. The 58,000 daily commuters travelling through L.A.'s third-busiest intersection at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue will be greeted by the souped-up and armed-to-the-grill Chrysler Imperial.

The highly customized Black Beauty - complete with machine guns, rocket launchers, and every other weapon the Green Hornet needs to take on the bad guys - is only the third vehicle to grace the 30-foot-high platform in the Museum's 16-year history. Its predecessors were the AM/PM Boss monster truck and followed by a 2000 NASCAR Dodge Intrepid which became the calling cards on the west side of the Petersen during their respective tenures.

Black Beauty will be displayed outdoors through the end of February and will tease the new The Green Hornet exhibit, which will fill the Hollywood Gallery at the Petersen Automotive Museum. Visitors to the new exhibit can learn what it really takes for a car to be the star as it features six Black Beauties created to appear in the movie, from a beautifully polished stock Imperial to process bodies, stunt cars, a "hero car," movie props, and more. The rest of the exhibit will be dressed as Britt Reid's (AKA The Green Hornet's) garage, featuring classic and exotic automobiles as seen in the movie. Also on display will be one of the two Black Beauties from the 1960s television series. The Green Hornet exhibit will also be open through the end of February.


In the 3D action-comedy The Green Hornet, Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) is the son of LA's most prominent and respected media magnate and perfectly happy to maintain a directionless existence on the party scene - until his father (Tom Wilkinson) mysteriously dies, leaving Britt his vast media empire. Striking an unlikely friendship with one of his father's more industrious and inventive employees, Kato (Jay Chou), they see their chance to do something meaningful for the first time in their lives: fight crime. To get close to the criminals, they come up with the perfect cover: they'll pose as criminals themselves.

Protecting the law by breaking it, Britt becomes the vigilante The Green Hornet as he and Kato hit the streets. Using all his ingenuity and skill, Kato builds the ultimate in advanced retro weaponry, Black Beauty, an indestructible car equal parts firepower and horsepower. Rolling in a mobile fortress on wheels and striking the bad guys with Kato's clever gadgets, The Green Hornet and Kato quickly start making a name for themselves, and with the help of Britt's new secretary, Lenore Case (Cameron Diaz), they begin hunting down the man who controls LA's gritty underworld: Benjamin Chudnofsky (Christoph Waltz). But Chudnofsky has plans of his own: to swat down The Green Hornet once and for all. The film is directed by Michel Gondry. The screenplay is by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, based upon "The Green Hornet" radio series created by George W. Trendle. The producer is Neal H. Moritz.


The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles. Admission prices are $10 for general admission adults, $5 for seniors and students with ID, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. Museum members and children under five are admitted free. Covered parking is available for $2 per half hour with an $8 maximum for Museum visitors. Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 6pm. For general Museum information, call 323/930-CARS or visit the Museum's Web site at:

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Crave Games Ships Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos to Retail Outlets Nationwide

Crave Games Ships Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos to Retail Outlets Nationwide

Action and Strategy Game Available Now for Microsoft Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation®3 System

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Crave Games, the full-service publishing division of Fillpoint LLC, one of the videogame industries' leading providers of online distribution, fulfillment, and e-commerce services for national retailers, today announced that the Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos(TM) game has shipped to retailers worldwide for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by DoubleTap, the gamecaptures the drama and excitement of the Discovery Channel's Emmy-winning, #1 series Deadliest Catch, challenging players to take on the world's toughest job, crab fishing. The game is now available at retail stores nationwide for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and $39.99 for Wii. In memory of the late Captain Phil Harris, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the game will be donated to the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial.

Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos combines strategy and action as players chart a course through the unforgiving Bering Sea on a quest for opilio and king crab. To begin, players choose a boat to command for a season and strategically decide where and when to harvest the crab. The action comes when it is time to successfully retrieve crab pots from an angry sea. Players will test their skills in the real-life situations that captains and crew encounter daily, including setting pots, repairing the ship, sorting the catch and even rescuing men overboard.

Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos also provides plenty of ways to connect with the TV show for loyal fans, including competing with or against the real-life captains, hiring the actual crewmembers and fish the authentic boats from the show. The game includes a special video tribute to Captain Phil and the PlayStation®3 version features the new Move support as well.

Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos is rated "E 10+".

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About Crave Games

Based in Santa Ana, California, Crave Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fillpoint LLC, is a full-service video game publisher for Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM), the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For more information about Crave Games please visit

About Fillpoint LLC

Headquartered in Malta, New York, Fillpoint LLC is a leading video game distributor in both on-line and in-store distribution. Fillpoint is a leader in direct to consumer fulfillment of video game product for most national e-commerce retailers and a leading video game distributor in North America selling video game product to top retailers and holding exclusive distribution contracts with various veteran publishers. For more information about Fillpoint LLC please visit

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit

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Wonder® Tips Its Hat to 'THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!' with Latest Sponsorship

Wonder® Tips Its Hat to 'THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!' with Latest Sponsorship

America's Most Iconic Bread Brand Supports New Science and Learning Series on PBS KIDS®

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Wonder(®), the baker of America's most iconic breads, announced it is an official sponsor of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! an animated series on PBS KIDS, which debuted earlier this fall as a fun and entertaining way to introduce kids to the natural sciences.

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Wonder's sponsorship includes on-air sponsorship messaging, among other components, and will run through August 2011.

"Just as Wonder is committed to delivering products that balance nutrition and great taste, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! stands out for its ability to strike a balance between entertainment and education," said Ann Oades, Director of Marketing for Wonder. "This sponsorship represents a perfect opportunity to highlight Wonder's commitment to promoting overall wellness for families with a partner that is devoted to encouraging early childhood education. We are thrilled to be a part of it."

Wonder has a long history devoted to nutrition, beginning in the 1940s when it became one of the first national brands to offer breads fortified with vitamins and minerals. More recently, this past March, Wonder introduced Wonder® Smartwhite®, a new bread with the taste and soft texture of white bread - but with the fiber of 100% whole wheat bread. Additionally, late last year, Wonder® Classic and Wonder® Classic Sandwich breads were reintroduced to now provide the same amount of calcium as eight ounces of milk in two slices and a good source of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium better.

Produced by Portfolio Entertainment Inc. and Collingwood O'Hare Productions, in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Children's Entertainment, Treehouse, and PBS KIDS, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! is based on Random House's bestselling Beginner Book collection, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library.

The animated series features six-year-old Sally and Nick, best friends and next door neighbors, who are transported on a magical journey to all corners of the globe to make natural science discoveries, with the Cat in the Hat as their guide. Along for the ride are the Cat's two energetic helpers, the mop-headed zany duo: Thing One and Thing Two.

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